How Much Cars Cost In The 60's


Buick Riviera 1963 A boys toy in the 60's modern world
Buick Riviera 1963
Prices From $4,300
Power steering , power brakes, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and this was in the 60's

Pontiac Firebird Transam 1969 One of The Coolest Car from the 60's
Pontiac Firebird Transam 1969
Prices From $4,366
This car still looks every bit of a muscle car today as it did then

Ford Galaxie 500XL Skyliner With large engines , sporty feel and luxury
Ford Galaxie 500XL Skyliner
Cost $3350.00 in 1962
A change in how Ford marketed cars started with the Galaxie and amongst other things the large round tail lights which appeared on later models of Falcon and Fairlane

Chevrolet Corvette The First two seater sports car from General Motors
Chevrolet Corvette
The All American Sports car with Fiberglass Bodyshell and V8 Engine



Ford GT 40 Ford with help from Lola Racing
Ford GT 40
The GT40 was developed with just 1 thing in mind to win the Le Mans 24hr Race and Beat Ferrari but the road cars still achieved 0 to 60 in 5 seconds



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Jaguar E Type Truly one of the great classic cars to appear in the 60's
Jaguar E Type
Price From $5990 in 1960
This had to be one of the most recognized sports cars in the world in the 60's which came in Soft Roadster and Fixed Head Coupe versions

Alfa Romeo Spider The Same Price as an E Type but remembered by many as the car from the Graduate and the music of Simon and Garfunkel
Alfa Romeo Spider
Introduced in 1966 it's very own unique Italian styling

Austin Mini Coopper S This was one of the cars that epitomized the 60's and who can forget the original Italian Job
Austin Mini Coopper S
Price Mini Cooper $1595 and Mini Cooper S $1950
With it's front wheel drive and small size with terrific handling it put many larger and more powerful cars in their place and earned the place of many hearts from the Boomer Generation

BMW Isetta Bubble Car My Mum had one of these when I was a kid with no reverse gear so she would drive it into the drive and I would push it out of the drive on to the road each morning
BMW Isetta Bubble Car
Price $2,250
Popular as a second car with a 300CC motorbike engine giving 80MPG and a top speed of 55MPH

Chevrolet Impala Just look at those wings not as big and brassy as the 50's but still striking
Chevrolet Impala

It became the most popular car in America in the 60's fitted with V8 engines and wide range of options including Power Steering , Air Conditioning , White Wall Tyres and nobody cared that gas mileage was 12 to 15 MPG gas was still cheap in those days

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Sometimes Car Critics get it wrong they criticized this 1969 car with a vengeance but the public loved it and bought nearly 40,000 of them
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
True Big blocks and the power of a true muscle car with 327 block or 427 block

Datsun Fairlady When is an MGB not an MGB when it's a Datsun
Datsun Fairlady
A good example of how the Japanese car makers adapted and improved , when this came out it was under powered and compared with the MGB but after a number of years the Datsun Fairlady improved beyond recognition into a reasonable machine

Dodge Charger RT The Muscle Car from the 60's Fast with 7.2 Litre Engine and looks to match
Dodge Charger RT

One of the most prized collectors cars from the 60's and it also featured in the movie Bullitt

Ford Falcon 1960 Ford and America first Compact Car with mass appeal
Ford Falcon 1960

Cost $1975.00 in 1960
Ford created the Falcon as a compact with great gas mileage and the sales confirmed they were correct with close to 1/5 million sales in its first year

Ford Galaxie 500XL Skyliner With large engines , sporty feel and luxury
Ford Galaxie 500XL Skyliner
Cost $3350.00 in 1962
A change in how Ford marketed cars started with the Galaxie and amongst other things the large round tail lights which appeared on later models of Falcon and Fairlane

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Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider $3,950 1968
Austin Healey 3000 $3,400 1960
Austin Healey Sprite $2,050 1967
BMW 2002 $4,200 1969
Buick Riviera $4,300 1963
Buick Skylark GS $2,596 1966
Buick Le Sabre $3,356 1969
Cadillac De Ville $5,427 1965
Cadillac Elderado $7,401 1960
Cadillac Elderado $6,605 1968
Chevrolet Biscayne $2,230 1960
Chevrolet Camero SS $2,588 1968
Chevrolet Corvair Monza $2,335 1964
Chevrolet Corvette $4,589 1963
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray $4,438 1969
Chevrolet Impala Super Sport $3,210 1965
Chevrolet Malibu $2,156 1965
Chrysler New Yorker $5,680 1963
Chrysler Town and Country Wagon $4,086 1967
Chrysler Valiant $2,056 1960
Chrysler Valiant Barracuda $2,862 1966
Comet ( Lincoln Mercury ) $2,375 1964
Comet Cyclone GT ( Lincoln Mercury ) $3,290 1968
Dodge Coronet V8 Club Coupe $2,595   Ohio   1962
Dodge 330 Series 2 dr Sedan $2,245 1963
Dodge Coronet 440 $2,264 1966
Dodge Charger $3,469 1966
Dodge Dart Pioneer $2,787 1961
Dodge Dart GT $3,065 1968
Dodge Lancer 4 dr Sedan $2,312 1961
Ford Bronco 4 Wheel Drive $2499 1966
Ford Fairlane $2,154 1963
Ford Fairlane $2195 1966

Ford Fairlane Toreno $3,156 1968
Ford Falcon $1,974 1961
Ford Falcon $2118 1966
Ford Falcon Futura $2,437 1967
Ford Galaxie $2,450 1962
Ford Galaxie 500 $2,881 1968
Ford Galaxie Convertible $2368 1966
Ford Mustang 2 door hardtop $2368 1966
Ford Mustang Shelby GT $3,995 1968
Ford Thunderbird $4,468 1965
Ford T Bird $3774 1966
Ford 100 Pickup $1795 1966
Jaguar Series II E Type Roadster $5,870 1967
Jenson Interceptor $9,570 1968
Lincoln Continental $6,270 1963
Lotus Elan $4,206 1964
Mercury Cougar $2,851 1967
Mercury Monterey 4 door $2,965 Washington 1964
Mercury Montclair $2,631 1960
MG MGB Roadster $2.659 1963
MG Midget $1,939 1963
MG Midget MK III $2,252 1968
Oldsmobile "98" Town sedan $3,399 New Jersey 1966
Oldsmobile Cutlass $2.713 1961
Oldsmobile, Jetstar 88 $3,035 1964
Oldsmobile, Super 88 $2,835 1961
Oldsmobile Tornado $5,258 1968
Plymouth Belvedere Satellite $2,695 1966
Plymouth Fury $2,499 California 1961
Pontiac Bonneville $3,255 1961
Pontiac Bonneville $4,733 1969
Pontiac Catalina $3,149 Washington 1964
Pontiac Firebird $2,667 1967
Pontiac GTO $3,227 1968
Pontiac Tempest $2,418 1963
Rambler American $2,150 1962
Rambler American $2,024 1968
Rambler Classic 4 door sedan $2,557 Washington 1964
Renault Dauphine $1,298 California 1961
Studebaker Daytona Sports $2,405 1965
Studebaker Lark $1935 1963
Triumph Spitfire $2,275 1963
Triumph TR3 Roadster $2,699 California 1961
Triumph TR4 A $2,840 1965
Triumph TR6 $3,275 1966
Volkswagen beetle $1,769 New York 1967
  • 1960's Cars Information

  • Some of the advertising slogans that went with the cars
    Corvair ride in a Corvair and you ride in quiet spacious comfort
    Comet Car Lincoln Mercury Family Size Compact Big car Ride Small Car handling
    Oldsmobile 88 Skyrocket performance hydromatic drive
    Ford Fairline 500 1962 its room and ride are big car from the word go
    Scout 4 Wheel Drive tough as nails off road
    Corvair Monza You will love the way it hugs and drives
    Renault Daphine 4 door 30 MPG
    Vista Cruiser from Oldsmobile the New skys the limit look in station wagons
    Ford Ltd Wood Grained Vynal help you feel how luxurious it is inside and out
    The Ford Mustang Sweetheart of the Supermarket set
    Buick Riviera 1967 now including hazard flashers and 360HP V8
    Pontiac GTO 1968 Wide Tracking V8 car of the year wide tracking at its best
    Toyota Corona $1,950.00 quality from thousands of tests and solid construction
    The MOT Test is introduced in Britain
    In 1960 the average new car costs about 2,752 dollars, and a gallon was gas was around 31.cent.
    The 1960s were a time of change, Russia beat the US into outer space, Elvis hits the UK, the Beatles hit world big time. All From the sixties
    In 1960 Chevrolet introduced the XP700 Corvette experimental car. The 1962 Corvette was a high performance car, with a powerful V8 engine (which was optional), some of them were further equipped with fuel injection and aluminum cylinder heads.
    This was a fast car by the standards of its time.The Corvette was an eye-opening American car for its time. The 1960 Chevrolet Corvair 500 Deluxe came with a Basic Corvair Engine 139.6 cid, horizontally opposed six, 80hp @ 4400 RPM, one-barrel carburetor. A three-speed manual transmission was standard, heater, padded dash,and manual radio.
    The Chevrolet Camero was introduced in the North America in 1967 this was General Motors competition for the Ford Mustang. Although it was classed as a compact car (by the standards of its time) the Camero like the mustang was classified as an intermediate sports car, or muscle car.
    One of the 1960s Super cars was the Lotus Elan with a compact fiberglass-body, drop-head, two-seater, powered by various versions of the Ford-based Lotus twin cam engine. The car was first shown at the London Motor Show late in 1962, but didn't reach production until 1963. Functional in design and layout, Lotus Elan combines simplicity, with leech like road holding, and a willing (if occasionally unreliable) twin -cam engine.
    Born in 1968 the Morgan Plus 8, used the sliding pillar type of independent suspension with which every Morgan had been fitted, since the first tricycle had taken to the road in 1910.
    The Ford motor company totally redesigned their 1960s models from the ground up. They shared nothing with the previous models except engines and drivelines . The 1960s styles were considered controversial by many, it still is one of the smoothest designs ever to come from the Dearborn drawing board. The new models were longer, lower and wider then previous models. All 1960s Fords featured a single chrome strip from the top of the front bumper, sweeping up to the top of the front fender, then back, horizontally along the beltline to the back of the car. There it turned inward and capped a small horizontal fin. Large semi-circular taillights were housed in an aluminum escutcheon panel below the fins and a directly above a large a large chrome bumper. The Fairlane series contained the word Ford spaced along the rear quarter panel for trim. The Fairlane script was on the sided of the front fenders. The Galaxie series used a Ford crest in script, on the deck lid and on the front fenders. A single strip began along the center of the front door and continued back to the taillights on the side with ribbed aluminum stone shield behind the rear wheel opening. The Falcon was first introduced during this time, this was Fords entrance into the compact car race. The Falcon was an uncomplicated little car that was available in two-door or four-door sedans, and station wagons. The styling left little doubt that they were Ford products, but was remarkably simple and attractive. In 1965 Ford lineup represented five full car lines with 44 models-the widest choice of models in Ford 's division's history.
    Chrysler was making it's own history in 1968, the Chrysler New Yorker took first place in it's class, in the Mobil Economy run from Los Angeles to Indianapolis.
    In 1969 the average new car 3,400 dollars, and a gallon of gas cost 35. cent .
    Below is a list of common manufacturers and models made and sold in the 1960's

    Alfa Romeo 1750 Boat tail Spider
    Austin Mini 7 Mini 850 Mini Countryman Estate Mini Cooper 'S' 1300
    Austin 1800 Healey Frogeye Sprite Healey 3000 Mk1 Healey 3000 MKII Healey 3000 MKIII
    Buick Electra Riviera Skylark
    Cadillac Eldorado Fleetwood Six De Ville
    Chevrolet Nova Bel Air Impala Corvair Corvette
    Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Caprice Camero SS Corvette Stingray
    Chrysler Imperial Newport Dodge Coronet Super Bee Charger Mopar Dart 170
    Fiat 500 Dino
    Ford Cortina MK 1 Popular Falcon Consul Zephyr MKII
    Ford Popular 100E Anglia 105E Torino Fastback Thunderbird Mustang
    Ford Fairlane F-100 F-250 Capri Galaxie
    Hillman Imp Minx
    Humber Hawk Sceptre Super Snipe
    Jaguar E Type MK11 S Type 420
    Mercedes 190 220 230 250 280
    Mercury Comet Calienta
    MG MGA MGB MGB GT Midget MGC
    Morris Mini Oxford Mini Traveller Minor Traveller Oxford Farina
    Oldsmobile 442 Cutlass Plymouth Valiant Barracuda
    Pontiac Tempest Catalina GTO Le Mans GTO
    Renault 4CV Rover 3.5 Saloon
    Studebaker Hawk
    Triumph Herald TR4 TR5 TR6 2000 MK1
    Vauxhall Victor Cresta
    Volkswagen Camper Van Beetle VW Karmann Ghia
    Wolseley 6/80